Three workmates have raised £7,500 for local charities and given colleagues “something to smile about” after they shaved their heads during a Zoom video call.
The trio took up the challenge as part of HSBC’s fundraising efforts to support local charities in Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man during the Covid-19 period.
Chief Administration Officer Ali Bond, Head of Distribution Cameron Senior, and Business Steering Manager Ciaran Devereux, who all are all based in Jersey, shared their live lockdown haircuts with their colleagues on a video call.
Video: The trio shaved their heads into a Mohawk style haircut on a video call with colleagues.
“Shaving our heads gave our colleagues something to smile about as we all try to adapt to the current environment,” Cameron said.
Ciaran, whose brother shaved his hair, admitted: “It was quite painful and then having your colleagues watching at the same time was interesting. I certainly look forward to seeing my hairdresser again.”
Pictured: Before and after haircuts for Ali Bond, Ciaran Devereux and Cameron Senior.
The group raised £7,500, made up of £6,000 from staff donations and an additional £1,500 from HSBC’s scheme to boost funds raised by colleagues.
The amount will be shared equally between three charities: the Salvation Army in Jersey, the Guernsey Welfare Service Foodbank and the Isle of Man Foodbank.
Pictured: Staff watched the virtual haircuts via Zoom and contributed £6,000 to the fundraising.
Commenting on the fundraiser, Ali said: “When we all went into lockdown it was really important to stay connected with our colleagues but more importantly to support the island communities and making sure everyone has access to food and basic necessities through the food banks.”
HSBC have already provided more than 1000 food parcels across the Channel Islands and Isle of Man thanks to their ongoing fundraising.
Richard Nunn, Corps Officer from the Salvation Army in Jersey, said: “We have seen many people come to us, who would never have thought they might need to ask for help from a foodbank.
“In these difficult times where so many are struggling, we have also seen a huge spirit of generosity and compassion growing across our island community.
“Donations such as this support from HSBC have been vital, enabling us to source food and household essentials that are going to those who need it.”
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